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The Writing Process

We want all of our children to become proficient writers. We also know that being a good writer takes time. We have therefore developed a focus in school on developing the writing process with our pupils in all year groups.

 

The key elements of the writing process that we teach our children are: planning, drafting, editing and revising, proofread and then publishing or sharing. 

 

Modelling is a key element in the teaching of the writing process, with teachers using 'think out loud' to guide children through how to craft a piece of writing. 

 

By modelling, the expert writer lets less experienced writers in on the big secret … What is going on in the head of a more experienced writer? 

By modelling, we demonstrate options for planning, strategic problem solving, self-monitoring, reviewing, revising and proofreading. 

 

We also show how techniques can be used or applied; we work through challenges and teach good grammar.

 

And we do it all within the context of authentic writing! Children learn that it takes a lot of time, effort, skill and perseverance to become good writers and that even professionals don't get it right first time! 

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